Weekend mini-tour to Lachlan Valley

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The Country Riders group invites riders to join in a weekend tour to Goulburn via Tarago and, the next day, to Gunning via Breadalbane following the picturesque Lachlan Valley railway route, before returning to Canberra.  This mini-tour will be held over the weekend of Saturday, 18 November and Sunday, 19 November 2017.

Riders taking part must be comfortable with riding a distance of 122 km on the first day and 129 km on the second day.  However, riders may join in for the first or second days only.  Non-riding partners and guests are invited to enjoy dinner with the group at Goulburn.

The tour is on sealed roads with undulating rural landscapes, except for a 10 km unsealed but firm section of the Parkesbourne and Breadalbane Roads near Goulburn.  We will avoid highway travel as far as possible, but riders must be comfortable on sometimes busy country roads with fast passing traffic.

There will be stops to take good food and drink in Bungendore, Tarago, Goulburn (overnight), Gunning and Gundaroo.  Accommodation in Goulburn is very tight for the weekend of our tour.  If you'd like to come on the ride, please give earliest attention to finding accommodation. 

Riders signing on for the tour must be self-supporting (there is no ‘sagwagon’) and must carry 2 or 3 spare tubes, tools, water, snacks, pump, lights, phone, clothing, sun protection and first aid.  However, to lighten the load, space will be made available by arrangement in a supporter’s vehicle to carry overnight bags to Goulburn on the Friday and back on the Sunday.

Registration for the ride only closes with the ride leader on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.  You book your accommodation yourself to suit your requirements.

More information: Peter Le Mesurier, 0406 378 036 or petcycle@y7mail.com and see http://www.pedalpower.org.au/cycling-events/ for ride details.  For general information about Country Riders, please see http://www.pedalpower.org.au/rides-and-events/rides-descriptions/country-riders/.

Pedal Power terms and conditions apply to the ride.


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